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Project Review: One&Only One Za’abeel

July 10, 2024

The second hotel project that we were delighted to be part of in the One Za’abeel complex is the One&Only Hotel, a vertical urban retreat in the heart of Dubai. The hotel is a masterpiece where exceptional dining, innovative wellness and extraordinary experiences offer a sophisticated scene for refined hospitality.

Delivering a new vantage point from which to take in the city, warm intuitive service, considered luxury and a sense of occasion is what sets this resort up for success.

A crowd donning ‘stealth wealth’ dress code floating around in different parts of the hotel and especially in Aelia, its all day dining restaurant, adds to the beauty of the surroundings and the instagram brunch-scene backdrop.

Known for their award winning beach resorts such as the one at The Palm, Dubai and Nayarit coastline, Mexico, One&Only is well acquainted with achieving ‘hall of fame’ status. A dedicated approach to details, comfort, and style amalgamate to deliver extraordinary memories for the One&Only One Za’abeel customers in its many restaurants, public areas, bedroom and spa.

The hotels inspiring interiors were designed by LW, who are known for their focus on eclectic details and what the audience will feel. LW brought us into the project, and presented us with a wide variety of design challenges that we were able to showcase our well rounded service and skills on. Whilst the hotel is promoted as an urban retreat the interior design offers opportunities to feel at home, with furniture that is fun and playful, whilst also being state of the art.

At this hotel we were tasked to work on pieces for Tapasake Restaurant, Street XO Restaurant, Andaliman Restaurant and the entrance lobby.

We feel that this project gave us opportunities to shine our light once again, as we worked on furniture that pushed our boundaries in the areas of design, product development and craftsmanship.

To give some examples of things that got our factory’s juices flowing:

For the Indonesian Andaliman Restaurant we were put to work on lots of designs that
required hand craftsmanship, with hand craved, hand painted solid wood consoles &
dining tables, with seating that incorporates leather weaving and pouffes that also are
made by hand weaving we went to town on using traditional handcrafting skills in
contemporary ways.

For Street XO Restaurant we helped create a modern urban look with pieces that we are really proud to have manufactured. Dining tables where we merged concrete with metal, metal round swing seating with leather upholstery, lots of patterned fabric that needed to match at the seams, and customising the Venus XL dining chair from the Parla Collection to include woven backs were all new adventures for us.

And for Tapasake Restaurant we loved working on the outdoor rocking chairs that we crafted from solid iroko wood and enhancing the atmosphere with our PVD gold coating.

At Parla we thrive on the challenges set to us with bespoke projects, and the One&Only One Za’abeel Hotel is one project that we will always cherish for the research & development opportunities it gave us.

It is safe to say that luxury hotel developer and operator Kerzner International Holdings has done it again, creating a selection of glowing spaces within one of Dubai’s most impressive buildings.